Doris Frances Watford of Malone, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at her residence. She was 78. Funeral services will be Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church near Bascom, Fla., at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Claude Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 today at Mount Olive Baptist Church near Bascom. She was a native of Bascom and has lived in Malone most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Fauline Watford in 1998; her parents, Thomas L. and Creamer Culverhouse Atwell; her daughter, Judy Watford; sisters, Mary Lou Shelton and Sara Ellen Bass; her brother, Thomas "Tom" Lester Atwell. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley W. Allen and husband, Larry, of Gordon, Teresa W. Churchill and husband, Brad, of Enterprise; one brother, James Atwell of Marianna, Fla.; five sisters, Evelyn Perkins of Lovedale, Mamie Harper of Port St. Joe, Fla., Helen Hall of Bascom, Fla., Linda Griffin of Port St. Joe, Betty Cross of Bascom; two grandsons, Tracy Allen and wife, Mary, of Marianna, Jerry Fauline Allen and wife, Millissa, of Chancellor; four great-grandchildren, Shelly, Austin, Macy, Jordyn Francis Allen, and a special cousin, Kitty Murdock; extended family, Marie Richards. James & Sikes Funeral Home in Marianna, Fla., (850) 482-2332, is in charge of arrangements.
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